Latest on Mamadou Sakho situation

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Troy Deeney of Watford (L) and Mamadou Sakho of Crystal Palace (R) battle for possession during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Watford at Selhurst Park on March 18, 2017 in London, England.
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Liverpool remain firm that they will not accept anything less than £30m for troublesome French defender Mamadou Sakho this summer. 

According to Andy Hunter of the Guardian, Liverpool Football Club have reaffirmed their stance that they will not accept a deal worth any less than £30m this summer for Mamadou Sakho. However, the club reportedly is willing to sanction a deal if a club comes in and offers to make up a part of the price tag in add-ons.

The defender has had his fair share of suitors this summer, with interest rife from a number of Premier League clubs. Crystal Palace – where Sakho spent a period on loan last campaign – had hoped to acquire the player on a permanent deal but new boss Frank de Boer has admitted that the price tag is too steep for the London club to splash out on his signature.

“Everybody knows he had a major impact last season and, when he’s available for us, I think that is a quality injection for the club,” said the Dutchman.

“It is not like this now because he is much too expensive for the club.”

The player was linked with a move to West Bromwich Albion during the week as the Baggies accepted a surprise £27.5m bid for centre half Jonny Evans.

West Ham United and AS Roma have also been linked with a move for the defender over the course of the summer, while a percentage of the fanbase still hope to see the club try and use the Frenchman as a bonus in a part exchange deal for van Dijk with Southampton.

So far no club has met the Reds’ valuation.

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